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Smartphone gaming sometimes feels like a relentless rush forward. There are new apps being created every day, and while the odds are low for any one in particular to succeed, the good ones rise to the top pretty naturally. That means there’s always a new, exciting game to try out, or even a whole new genre starting to emerge.

In the past year or so though, we’ve started to see some bigger changes in how Android users are able to approach gaming. They’re not all changes that you’d necessarily notice when you open up the Google Play store, but they’ve all had significant impacts on the market as a whole.

The most subtle change was probably Google’s decision to change how permissions were handled for games, so as to make it easier for players to sign up for in-game transactions. The move was made as a means of catching up to Apple, which has always had more of a built-in method for gamers to pay for material within games. The Android operating system had to be altered to make it happen, but it’s now easier for users downloading mobile games from the Google Play store to enjoy all aspects of those games seamlessly.

A bigger shift in Android gaming came when Google released its Pixel smartphone last year, and the Daydream VR headset along with it. The announcement came out of nowhere, but it situated Google as the chief competitor to Samsung in the mobile-based VR business. We’ve seen Android programs working with VR headsets before through those same Samsung phones, but this maneuver by Google represented another step forward and a significant shift in gaming. VR isn’t poised to replace typical mobile gaming, but it’s going to represent a major new branch of the mobile entertainment industry.

There have also been some more game-centric shifts in Android gaming in the last year. One that stands out is the continued growth of the casino market through mobile phones. There is now a large collection of gaming apps that fall under this umbrella, where not so long ago most legitimate digital casinos existed online in browsers and on desktops. Software has been tweaked in a way that allows established casino developers to put out games specifically built for mobile phones, and Android stores are now packed with legitimate, impressive options. It’s not a genre for everybody, but it is extremely popular, so this represents a pretty big development in Android gaming.

And then there was the migration of Nintendo content to the Google Play store, after it had started exclusively with Apple. This is the most recent development, given that Super Mario Run was just made available for Android devices in March, but it’s a change that has major implications. Nintendo is one of the most popular names in gaming, and if more mobile games are to come from them it will be reassuring for countless users to know that Android can get in on the action.

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The start of any relationship is a memorable one. So, when you are just starting off with that special someone, make sure that you tread carefully. However, before you make the move, remember there are some questions that you need to ask yourself so that the two of you can sail smooth in your journey together. Here are a few things you need to know.
Are you ready?
If you’ve just been through a break-up, it can be easy to want someone else’s arms to cuddle up in. But remember, it’s just a rebound and won’t lead to a healthy relationship. So, ensure that the relationship you are in leaves you feeling good about yourself before you embark on a steady journey together as a couple. make sure you know what you want from the relationship. It is extremely important to know what you are looking for in a particular relationship. If you are just having some fun, let your partner know about it. Or else it might lead to serious problems in the future. Relationship counsellor Sauleha Shaikh says, “Always remember that communication is a must when it comes to starting a new relationship. Be clear with each other from the beginning and have nothing hidden. This will make your journey a memorable one.”
Spend some time being friends My Pro Blog
If you’ve met each other through some common friends, then spend some time with each other as friends knowing one another properly rather than just jumping into a relationship. When you don’t spend quality time knowing one another, your relationship is totally headed for the worse.
Don’t rush into a relationship
It is always nice to hang around without commitments right at the start. You not only get ample time to know the person, but also reflect on what you feel about him/her.

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With Navratri just a few days away, it is time to get everything right — from clothes, jewelry to hair accents. However, if you didn’t get enough time to catch up on your beauty sleep, or get those relaxing salon sessions, fret not as there is still some time before you hit the garbage ground. From some tried and tested Kadima he nuke to some cool and simple DIY remedies, we will certainly help you to say bid adieu to those beauty woes and be a head turner.
Eye Care: Stressful schedules and a hectic lifestyle give us puffy eyes and dark circles. Enough sleep, including healthy nutrients, age-old hacks like keeping cold green tea bags, cucumber, or even keeping sliced potatoes on eyelids certainly can help to keep those dark circles at bay.
Skin Care: Nothing can beat the goodness of homemade face masks which are made from natural ingredients. Home made face masks made from banana, papaya, oats, aloe vera, honey, turmeric et al, are great scrubbers, toners, and moisturizers for your skin.
Hair Spa at home: If you don’t want to spend a bomb in salons, then you can get the benefits of a hair spa in the comfort of your home. Massage your hair with coconut or olive oil and let it rest. Next, dip a towel in warm water. Squeeze out the excess water. Wrap it around the hair, and let it stay for 5-6 minutes. Wash it with gentle shampoo and conditioner, followed by a home made hair mask. And then flaunt your crowning glory.
Exercises: There’s no substitute for balanced diet and plenty intake of water. Exercising regularly at least for 30-45 minutes also helps your body in the long run. “Exercising from now will not help you to pump up your stamina which you will need in excess during Navratri. Exercising regularly also helps in getting a toned body which results in maintaining that youthful glow on your skin,” suggests fitness trainer Ravi Rawal.
Food: Eating right is pivotal if you want to have a glowing skin, suggests, dietician Sohini Shah. “Healthy diet and eating on time, are key factors to getting that beautiful glow on your face. Drinking enough healthy liquids helps in flushing out toxins from your body,” she says.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has brushed off speculation linking him with the England job and backed Gareth Southgate to take over the reins of the national team on a permanent basis despite the interim boss’ relative lack of experience.
Following England’s lackluster goalless World Cup qualifier draw with Slovenia on Tuesday and an underwhelming 2-0 win over minnows Malta last weekend, Southgate has two more games in charge to convince the FA that he is the right man for the job.
“I focus on my job. He (Southgate) was a good observer of what was going on in the England national team. We are in a job where people question, especially when you don’t have much experience,” Wenger told reporters on Thursday.
“The only answer he can give is by showing that the decisions you make are right and that you have the strength to do what you believe is right.”
The FA are prepared to wait for Wenger to see out his contract, which runs out at the end of the season, at Arsenal as they believe the Frenchman can rebuild the confidence of the England squad, which suffered a humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland, according to media reports.
“Yes, he is (the outstanding candidate for the job). At some stage that is the difficulty in England, there’s always the demand for the big names,” the 66-year-old added.
“The most important thing is competence.”
Wenger was quick to play down reports linking highly-rated right-back Hector Bellerin with the move back to boyhood club Barcelona.
“I’m surprised by the speculation. Three years to go (on his contract), we always try to get the players to the level they deserve to be, we’ll try to extend his contract,” he said.
“His long-term future is here. He’s been fantastic. His progress has been absolutely spectacular. He loves to be here and has responsibilities in the dressing room at such a young age is something remarkable.”
Third-placed Arsenal will hope to extend their nine-match unbeaten streak in all competitions when they host Swansea City on Saturday.
Arsenal will welcome back midfielder Francis Coquelin from a knee injury but Saturday’s game comes too early for striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

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Everyone wants to create a beautiful home for themselves but making a house look artistic and tasteful without spending too much can seem tough. We make the task a little easy for you. Follow these 10 tips and enhance the aesthetic value of your abode.
Tip 01:
Buy Prints of Master Artists
Who doesn’t love hanging a large painting in the living room or bedroom? But an original artwork, even by lesser known artists, could burn a hole in the pocket. Instead, you can invest in limited edition prints of beautiful artworks by master artists, such as Husain, Raza, Vaikuntam, etc. High-quality prints, usually made using the serigraphy technique, have a very similar texture to paintings, and hence, look stunning. So imagine owning an authentic Raza print, signed by the artist himself, for less than Rs. 30,000! Doesn’t get more artistic than that, does it?
Tip 02:
Create a Photo Wall with a Twist
A lot of us love displaying personal photographs around the house, but often, they sit on corner tables inside a photo frame. Instead, why not create a photo wall by framing some of your favorite photos from weddings, birthdays, travels etc.? Add an artistic element by using bold frames of different sizes, and creating an interesting collage to cover a large wall in a stairway, study, or bedroom.
Tip 03:
Bring Art into Entertaining
In India, we place a huge emphasis on entertaining and serving guests well! And a great way of adding an artistic touch to your home, is by buying beautiful and artistic serving ware, coffee mugs, bar accessories and more, that aren’t just impressive when serving guests some appetizers or a drink, but can also be used as decorative pieces, when not being used!
Tip 04:
Use Your Travels to Build a Collection
We all like picking up small souvenirs when we travel to a new city or country. And there are so much affordable, yet incredible options to be found in the world! Whether it’s masks, small postcards, or shot glasses from every new place you visit, consciously look out for these on your travels, and build your collection over time. You can easily incorporate these into your décor on the walls, a cupboard, or a long table.
Tip 05:
Go Traditional
Traditional Indian art is exquisite, detailed, and not that expensive! Perfect for bringing an ethnic touch into your home, Indian artforms such as pitch wais (paintings of Lord Krishna), Mughal Miniatures, Tanjore, or a tribal or folk paintings (Gond, Madhubani or Warli art), are a great way of adding an artistic touch to your home, without spending too much.
Tip 06:
Use Books as Décor Pieces
Not too many people think of this, but beautiful coffee table books are a great way to enhance the décor at home. Big books with stunning covers, when stacked together, or placed at angles, look great on coffee tables, or even side console tables in the hallway or living room.
Tip 07:
Add Small Statement Furniture
While main furniture pieces (beds, sofas) are expensive, a great way to make a statement with your décor, is by placing smaller, accent furniture in any room setting, be it a side table, a small console, or a funky chair. Accent furniture is great for adding contrast; for e.g., add an Indian/Oriental side cabinet into a modern living room. In general, accent furniture should have a stand-out feature – stylized design, bright colors, a hand painted element – something that truly adds artistic value.
Tip 08:
Add a Splash of Colour
Painting an entire wall can be expensive, but adding color to a small part of a wall, or a panel, using an interesting pattern, can look extremely artistic, and be pretty easy on the wallet.
Tip 09:
Use Curios and Collectibles from the Past
India is a treasure-trove for unique remnants from the past, which don’t just have tremendous aesthetic value, but also add history and a story to your home! Think war memorabilia, vintage typewriters, old sewing machines and rare toys. One such collectible can change a room, and these can sometimes be found at very low prices in antique stores and flea markets!
Tip 10:
Think Beyond Obvious Art
Often when we need to decorate the walls, we only think of paintings. But there are so many different and affordable options and mediums that can be used to decorate walls. Beautiful metallic flowers, an artistic mirror, an intricate marble hanging, or interesting vintage maps – all of these, and more can be perfect for bringing an artistic flair to your home, to suit your own tastes!

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Mumbai: Markets regulator Sebi on Friday proposed to ban unauthorized stock tips through SMSs, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. It is also mulling a ban on games and competitions based on trading in the market. Sebi also proposed stricter regulations on ‘Robo’ advisers — automated investment advisers that are gaining popularity globally. The regulator also said investment advisers using automated tools will be responsible for such advice.
Sebi also proposed stricter advertisement rules for investment advisers, a ban on free-trial offers by advisers and also said that registered research analysts will have to provide research reports to all types of investors at the same time.
On Friday, Sebi issued a consultation paper aimed at overhauling the regulations for investment advisers and it will accept comments until November 4, it said.
The markets regulator also proposed that banks, NBFCs and corporate bodies offering investment advisory services will be required to set up separate arms for that service. Sebi is proposing a three-year transition period for these entities to move investment advisory services to the new set up.

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KOLKATA: It used to be two different tales at two banks of the Hooghly . On the east was KMC’s standard operating procedure (SOP) for immersion, but the west was a messy chaos with Howrah Municipal Corporation’s was lax immersion management.But from this year, HMC is following in KMC’s footsteps.
Howrah mayor Ranjit Chakraborty assured that there would not be any debris left more than 24 hours after immersion. “We are following the same SOP that Kolkata follows. We have restricted immersion to five ghats in Howrah -Ramkrishnapur Ghat, Botanical Garden Ghat, Salkia Ghat, Ghushuri Ghat and Bally Ghat.”
Chakraborty claimed that idols are being lifted by cranes within 24 hours after immersion and removed from the ghat with payloaders. However, visits to the spot reveal led that a lot of immersion materials drift down the river with the tide. HMC also lacks the kind of infrastructure KMC has. Member, mayor-in-council Debasish Kumar, who is entrusted with the responsibility of managing the entire immersion process, said, “We have been campaigning for environment-friendly idols and river-friendly immersions. Organizers have started realizing that immersions have already damaged the ecosystem of this river. So increasingly, Puja organizers are using environment-friendly paints and materials.”

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salads1Most people shy away from eating salads because they have a bad reputation for being boring. Salads, like life, are what you make of them. They don’t have to be filled with greens you are forcefully eating as you diet. They don’t have to be your quick fix for lunch because you have no time for a so-called proper meal. You can have a salad range anywhere from just leaves to super dressed, it all depends on the time you have and what your taste buds prefer.
Your salad can range anywhere from just leaves and veggies to being super dressed, it all depends on the time you have and what your taste buds prefer. The best kind of salad will have the perfect balance of all the nutrients in a way that satisfy your cravings, too. Seriously, go all-out Mexican with a quinoa base, add some beans, corns, peppers and a leafy green like spinach, lettuce, chards or kale. Top it off with vegan or any cheese of your choice, add some tortilla bits and top it off with salsa.
Here are some other options to avoid the stereotypical “boring salad.”
1) Pepper & Onion City
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Bell peppers come in a variety of colors and sizes, all of which are equally delicious. You can cut them up and throw them in your raw salad or you can grill them, too. Don’t forget to add your dose of onions to the mix. If you do grill the veggies, you’ll get a sweeter flavor. You can also use pepperoncini or actual black pepper to add flavor to your salad. It will taste so good, trust me!
2) Lentils and Beans to Perk up the Greens
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Lentils not only make you feel fuller but they also leave you satisfied. Try adding garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and lentils to your salad to dress it up. This way, you’ll feel like you’re eating something meaningful and not just stuff kale or spinach in forcefully! Plus, beans and greens taste great together!
3) Finding the Right Vegetables
If you have a favorite vegetable, chop it up and toss it into the salad! Don’t worry about mixing weird things in. If you like a mix of cucumbers and corn, do it! For inspiration, go take a look at salad bars and see what people tend to add. Mushrooms, carrots, peas, radishes, beets, corn, artichokes, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, bean sprouts, and bok choy are all brilliant options. They all add more value to your salad.
4) Nuts and Bolts, no wait, Seeds
Various types of nuts and seeds are the good type of fat. Whether its cashews or almonds or walnuts or pecans, they’ll add a good flavor to your salad. Sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (white or black) are all tiny but valuable. They’ll add a nice crunch, too.

5) Add-in the Meat or Protein
Cubed meats make for a good source of protein in salads. They’re an important part of the diet, after all. Substitute meat for beans or tofu if you are a vegetarian. Ham, eggs, and turkey are all excellent add-ins. You can also have cheese with a protein, if you dig cottage cheese, scoop out a chunk to throw it on top of your salad. Great cheeses for salads include feta, parmesan, cheddar, or bleu cheese. If you prefer more meat with your salad then add some grilled chicken or even a skewer of shrimp!
6) Berries are Very Good
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Not a lot of people know this fact but berries add color, sweetness, and a lovely flavor to your salad. Plus they are excellent sources of vitamins! You can add anything from dried cranberries, strawberries, or even blueberries. Fresh mango or watermelon chunks, sliced pears, or grapes are a good option if you’re not into berries.
7) Flowers Go with Everything
It’s true! Flower petals add a light and refreshing taste to a salad. Marigold petals, rose petals, and orchid petals make a salad look beautiful and they taste great too!
8) Carby Crunch
Sometimes a salad begs for croutons or the crunchy sticks. If you’re cutting calories, don’t do it, but if it’s a cheat day, go crazy! Garlic-parmesan flavored croutons go with almost everything.
9) Other Unique Toppings
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Don’t stop at the basic veggies, croutons, and meats. Go crazy with other unique ideas that will make your appetite worthwhile. There’s asparagus, radish, beets, watercress. Maybe you’re a bacon fan? Go for it. Edamame, peanuts, jicama will add a fanciful crunch. Opt for grapefruit or orange slices for a citrusy kick. Of course, there’s macaroni, too. Experiment the hell out of your salad.
10) Dressing
What is a salad without a solid dressing? Pick your favorite one and enjoy! If you’re looking for something new, try a homemade ginger dressing, lemon vinaigrette, or even a balsamic vinaigrette. An avocado-cilantro-lime dressing is always classic! If you want to cut calories, use balsamic vinegar and just a touch of olive oil. If not something new, something old works too. Ranch, caesar’s, and even a basic salsa can make for great dressings.

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One would imagine that if not the headline, the conceit of its message would have been obvious enough.
Unfortunately, for most keyboard-warriors inhabiting the comments section of numerous news media websites, it’s not. Or doesn’t appear to be.
In fact, a certain section of social media has taken to conflating the Narendra Modi wave of 2014 with the unprecedented tsunami of support Donald Trump has been receiving ever since he announced his intention to enter the race for the White House, back in 2015. Worse yet, they are confusing the Indian definition of the Right with the American one.
That seems as a good a starting point as any, so let’s go from there.
As Jaideep Prabhu has written in the past, there is no clear ‘Indian Right’, to the extent that the conventional Right-Left binary does not apply very accurately to India’s political parties. That is because of very few of India’s political parties, the mainstream ones at least, subscribe to the dichotomy of Right-Left in at least two major areas: Culture and economics. In terms of culture, political parties are painted in various hues of majoritarianism and majoritarianism, while in economics, free market policies and social welfare aren’t mutually exclusive.File images of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. PTI and AP
So the idea that what falls under the umbrella of the Indian Right in anyway resembles the American Right is flawed in any case.
Moving on to the perceived Modi-Trump links (among the latter’s supporters at least) that marked this weekend’s Republican Hindu Coalition event, we find another incorrect — rather glaringly so — comparison. And here, let’s get down to brass tacks: Trump is not Modi.
A lazily-drawn similarity is that both men are nationalistic. But then so are Marine Le Pen and Xi Jinping, but we’re yet to see French-Indians and Chinese-Indians organizing gala events to mark these similarities. Further, while both Modi and Trump are indeed nationalistic, their form of nationalism varies greatly: While one espouses a more inclusive form that seeks to carry everyone along, the other pushes an exclusionary brand (which type links to which name is self-evident). In a sense, Modi’s approach has more closely resembled Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s message of ‘Stronger Together’, than Trump’s.
It’s worth pointing out here that a major difference between the two is that with Trump’s blunt, ill-informed rhetoric, he has gained followers through his divisive views. Modi has benefitted from the fact that members of his own party make fairly outrageous remarks and emerged as a unifying force when he does take to his Mann ki Baat or public rallies to opine on issues.
Another lazy ‘similarity’ dragged out by the likes of the Republican Hindu Coalition is that Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ is in the same ballpark as Modi’s mantra of ‘Acche Din’. And while Modi, in the buildup to the 2014 General Election, spoke about a Congress-mukt India, Trump also seeks to wipe away all the ills apparently inflicted on the US by eight years of Democrat rule. This is another strange comparison to draw. It’s quite obvious that any Opposition party would cite the ruling dispensation’s unsuitability in order to win an election. In fact, if an Opposition party was to express satisfaction with the way the ruling regime has been doing things, one would wonder why it is even bothering with the election.
This brings us to the ugly truth.
What actually brought out the Hindu fundamentalist backing for Trump was his threat of a ban on Muslim immigrants — something he failed to completely back or dismiss over the course of the first two presidential debates. What this fundamentalist fringe fails to note, however, is the fact that this sort of discrimination in policy — presently on grounds of religion — could easily be transmuted to nationality over a period of time.
Trump has made ‘jobs for Americans’ and tightening immigration controls a major plank of his presidential campaign. To think he would abandon it on the basis of one little interaction with a section of Indian-Americans, and start handing out H1-B visas is beyond naive. And before comparisons are drawn to ‘Make in India’, it’s worth noting that Modi’s pet project — as it has been called in some quarters — was launched to increase manufacturing across the country, not to exclude other nationalities.
We could go into the differences between Modi and Trump as people: One, a self-made — that is to say, he worked his way through the cadres — career politician and the other, a man who has pretty much been handed everything in life. One who is respectful of women to the other who is-… well, you know. The dissimilarities are endless.

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Both teams are very good in One-Day International (ODI) format especially team India is stronger whenever it played at home. It doesn’t matter who is the opposition. This is why New Zealand feeling tough in this tour and still not manage to win a single game in previous 3 test matches and last ODI match at Dharamsala. In the previous ODI match, India played very well and win the easy match against New Zealand. India creates a lot of trouble for New Zealand very early on in the match when young seamers of Indian bowl really well and took 7 wickets on just 65 runs. Still, New Zealand manages to score 190 runs in 43.5 overs.
But in India, it is not a good target. In reply to 191 runs target in 50 over team India start the innings nicely and build the good partnership. India lost the first wicket on 49 runs Rohit Sharma was out on 14 runs. Virat Kohli star Indian batsman scored not out 85 runs and home side wins the match by 4 wickets in 33.1 overs. Home side India lead the 5 ODI match series by 1-0 after the easy win at Dharamsala by 6 wickets. Now the 2nd game is very important for both teams especially for New Zealand (NZ) team who could not manage to win the single game here on this tour.

Best economical pick – Hardik Pandya received his ODI cap from one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of the game – Kapil Dev and incidentally it was the same day Kapil made his debut in India 38 years ago. A man of the match on a special day made it a perfect debut for the Baroda man. In Dharamsala, India might have witnessed the emergence of Pandya the bowler

Top captains & vice captains – In the first ODI, it was Kohli who hit the winning six, coming down the track and smashing Sodhi for a straight six! India takes the 1-0 lead in style, with Kohli continuing his golden form by hitting an unbeaten 85. All the kiwi batsmen struggled to get runs except Tom Latham and Southee. Latham (79*) remained unbeaten till the end and Southee scored a quick fifty after getting a life from Umesh Yadav. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla

Smart pick – Amit Mishra (3/49) has recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs on Indian soil, surpassing the 2 for 40 vs West Indies at Delhi on October 11, 2014. Mishra has completed his 50 wickets in ODIs – his tally being 52 (ave.25.86) in 32 matches – the quickest by an Indian spinner in ODIs, obliterating Ravichandran Ashwin’s feat of reaching the landmark in 34 ODIs.

Cautions Pick – Ross Taylor scored his second in between 4 innings in this tour. In India, Taylor’s batting record in ODIs is just mediocre – his tally being 252 in nine innings at an average of 28.00, including two fifties. Four times, he has registered single-digit scores in India.

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